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The Fives 'It's What You Do (Hottest By Far)'

A reader of my blog sent me this tune in relation to this post in attempt to convince me UK funky isn't dead. I was supposed to blog it last week, but been rushed off my feet with these deadlines maaan. Anyway, low and behold DJ B tweeted the video today. Hasn't this happened before? Oh yeah, the previous post

This tune BANGS!!! Had it on repeat that day. Shout out to James Simon. As I said in my reply email, "Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez this tune 'It's What You Do' is doing a LOT for my system!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness! Wow. Both are quality but that one in particular is a skankers."

The other tune I'm referring to is Rian Peters featuring Wiley

Yeah, I'd never heard it before. I shall be looking out for more from them.

See readers, if you disagree, email me or comment. I'll see it, may not be able to get back to right away, but I will, and I'll post it if I like it. Thanks again James.

On the uk funky vs. dubstep debate, I wrote this to James last week

"In regards to funky being dead, it was more a question than a statement. I feel on the MC-side* theyve run the gravy train dry. I think commercially, the train may have gone in favour of dubstep which is the point I was making. Dubstep producers get the remixes for the street** that this time last year would have probably gone to Crazy Cousins. As we've seen recently, Magnetic Man entered the top ten and Katy B looks set to claim number 5 this week. UK Funky never claimed a top 10, KIG managed to scrape a top 20."

*MC songs
**street appeal/alternate remix for the cool people

I realise Dash Down by Mr M is a big tune, but come on, its cack.


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